Why Did the Cleveland Shootings Occur?

According to Father Jonathan Morris, who appeared on Studio B with Shepard Smith: Atheists. … Father Morris said it had to do with atheism. Father Morris said the kids needed to get more spirituality into their lives. He went on to say that atheism was involved. He said he wasn’t talking about shoving religion down [Read More...]

What Does Atheism Mean to Fourth Graders?

The Exterminator got several responses from fourth graders to the prompt “What Atheism Means to Me.” Like this one: I go to church every Sunday and when I do I believe in God. He is great. But sometimes when the other kids make fun of me because I stink in sports I don’t think God [Read More...]

Atheist Scholarships Increased

I should have been born a couple years later. Then, I could’ve had a shot at the now-$2500 scholarship (Increased from previous years’ $2000) from American Atheists! Thanks to the donors who make that scholarship possible! (The deadline for the next set of awards is not until February 28th. Find out more here.) [tags]atheist, atheism, [Read More...]

Moment of Forced Silence

Back in March, the Illinois Senate approved a bill mandating a moment of silence in the state’s public schools. In August, Governor Rod Blagojevich vetoed the bill: “The law in Illinois today already allows teachers and students the opportunity to take a moment for silent thought or prayer, if they chose to,” Blagojevich wrote. “I [Read More...]

For Those Who Are Openly Atheist

The atheist student group at my alma mater is running a terrific project, inspired by Richard Dawkins‘ OUT campaign. The University of Illinois at Chicago Rationalists and Freethinkers (RAFT) want to promote the idea of going public with one’s atheism. So if you’re able and willing, please submit your name to their master list! Your [Read More...]


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